Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man

Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man, by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic reviewed by .

We need to recognize the importance of the Indianapolis story. The authors attempted to place the Indianapolis in her proper historical context, reminding the present day readers the Indianapolis story is more than a sinking story. From this ship planning for the establishing of the island bridge in the Pacific war took place. They included the Japanese point of view, the inside story of Major Robert Furman bringing a world changing weapon to its launching point to help end the war and the telling of the survivors stories.

To help go from the wider point of view to the specifics of the story, I would read the authors Methodology before starting the first chapters of the book. Next, I would review the Photographs section of the book. Last of all, I found it helpful to read the Final Sailing List before starting into the human drama of individuals, families and friends forever linked to a key World War II naval ship, the Indianapolis. Doing it in this manner, helped me visualize the key people and locations as I read about them.

Allow about 5 hours of focused reading time. I found the Kindle version of the book easier to highlight and move between chapters. Good reading. Well worth your time to read this book.